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Opera House Presents National Theatre Live’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Submitted Photo Cast members of the National Theatre performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will present a satellite screening of the National Theatre Live’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring Gwendoline Christie, on Sat., Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. The event is part of the Stage on Screen Series at the Opera House.

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddles with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations … with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy comes captured live via satellite from the Bridge Theatre in London. Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream features immersive staging that transforms the Bridge Theatre into a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot! The production runs three hours, 10 minutes with one intermission.

Tickets to A Midsummer Night’s Dream are $15 ($10 Students) and may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 p.m. A special Stage on Screen Series flexible subscription of eight tickets that can be used however you want – one at a time to eight different Series events, all at once for eight people, or anything in between – is $116. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 716-679-1891, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online anytime at www.fredopera.org.

This program is part of the Stage on Screen Series which is generously sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins. Support for the program also comes from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.

The Opera House is equipped with assistive listening headsets for the hearing-impaired. Simply request one from any usher or Opera House staff member.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.

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